Notable Cast: Richard Harmon, Leanne Lap, Sean Rogerson
As if the horror genre needed more generic found footage films, "Grave Encounters 2" decided to rear its ugly head. Now before I get into my review for this sequel I will state that despite being rather by the numbers, I actually found things to enjoy about the first "Grave Encounters." Don't believe me? Click the hyperlink in the title of the first film. There were elements that I quite enjoyed about it. Thusly, I went into "Grave Encounters 2" with a relative cautious optimism that there might be something...just something...that I might take away from it. If there is anything that would kill optimism in the found footage horror genre, its generic and rehashed sequels like this.
Alex Wright (Harmon) is a film student desperate to make his tour de force horror flick. He's a particular horror fan himself and when he starts receiving mysterious emails and messages from someone named 'deathawaits' on his review for the first "Grave Encounters" film, he decides to investigate. As it turns out, the first "Grave Encounters" wasn't a movie at all...it was all real. With the location of the real mental hospital that the first film was shot at in hand, he is going to take a small crew and film his true horror classic...
|"This is my last will and testament...don't watch this movie!"
|Cool monster...massively underused.
There was a moment or two in "Grave Encounters 2" that gave me some false hope, but the overall product is such a mess of stolen ideas and half thought executions that its not even really worth it for horror fans. You've seen this film a multitude of times before and every single one of them has been better (expect for maybe "Paranormal Entity"...that shit was awful). My recommendation is to skip this one and go for something even slightly better.
Written By Matt Reifschneider
So if you are truly a glutton for punishment, feel free to order your copy from the links below for its official March 12th, 2013 release.